Saturday, January 12, 2013

Book Review: One Big Thing by Phil Cooke

Two questions:
  1. What are you put on earth to do?  
  2. How can you get noticed for it?

Author Phil Cooke says that the intersection of those two questions is what his book, One Big Thing, is all about.  

One Big Thing is about discovering your passion and finding a way to share it with others.  Cooke says that this sweet spot is where you’ll make the biggest impact with your life.  Drawing from his wide variety of experiences working with both non-profits and the Hollywood community, Cooke delivers plenty of great examples and insightful questions to help the reader zero in on where their life could make a difference.

My biggest problem with One Big Thing is that was way too readable.   I read it faster than I could process it.  Though it has plenty of meaty content, I flew threw it in a little over a day.  I practically inhaled it.  I’ve also been borderline obsessed with discovering my purpose in life and Cooke keeps this topic engaging and fun.  

It’s an easy read.  What’s not so easy is processing the big questions he raises.  “What could you be the best in the world at doing?  If I held a gun to your head and said you could only do one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?  What makes you different from all the others competing for your position?”

Discovering our unique passion, perspective and skill set, Cooke says, is the ticket to getting heard in a world full of people trying to be heard.   It’s how we share what we love with the world and advance our causes or organizations.   It’s even how we make a difference in our own family. 
If you’re searching to find your one big thing, the unique thing you were put on earth to do, or if think you know it but want to put it into action by getting others to notice it, this is definitely worth a read. 

I got my copy for free from Booksneeze in return for an objective review, but this one I would have paid for either way.

Here's the book trailer to check it out for yourself.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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